TRUE CHRISTIAN DISCIPLESHIP (Part 1)

TRUE CHRISTIAN DISCIPLESHIP (Part 1)

Discipleship is not a programme but a personal, intimate and loving relationship with the Lord Jesus Christ. Discipleship is not attending and graduating from a Theological Seminary, Bible College or Leadership Class.

Discipleship certainly involves studying or learning from God’s Word, but a mere acquisition of mental or intellectual knowledge about Jesus Christ does not make anyone a disciple of Christ. Discipleship is not acquiring more biblical knowledge about Christ, but growing in revelation knowledge of Christ and becoming more like Christ in your character…

BE A FOLLOWER OF THE WAY

BE A FOLLOWER OF THE WAY

Until around 300 A.D. when Christianity became institutionalized and reduced to a mere religion rather than a loving, intimate and dynamic relationship with God, the Disciples of Christ were often referred to as “the followers of the Way.”

And they were passionately hated and severely persecuted under the religious system created and run by the carnal and greedy priesthood of those days (Acts 9:1-2). Why did they call the Disciples of Christ “the followers of the Way?” What was “the Way” they committed themselves to follow?

BE A DOER OF THE WORD

BE A DOER OF THE WORD

It is a contradiction in terms to call Jesus “Lord” and yet not obey His words, teachings or commands. It is simply a self-delusion or self-deception to claim to be a follower of Christ but not a doer of the Word of Christ. Anyone who is only a hearer, preacher or teacher of God’s Word but not a doer of the Word is only deceiving himself.

Sadly, many people today who are eager to hear, preach or teach God’s Word are very reluctant to do, obey or practice the Word. One of the primary proofs or evidences of your submission to the Lordship of Jesus Christ is your willingness and eagerness to obey His words, doctrines, commands or instructions…

COME INTO FULL KNOWLEDGE OF THE TRUTH

COME INTO FULL KNOWLEDGE OF THE TRUTH

After experiencing the New Birth, if you fail to press forward to grow in the grace and knowledge of the Lord Jesus Christ and so come into the full knowledge of the truth, the devil will exploit your spiritual ignorance to continue to torment, oppress and afflict you. Nothing sets free in life as knowing the truth, believing the truth, and acting on the truth you know and believe.

Therefore, after being born again God wants you to press forward until you come into full knowledge of the truth of who you are now in Christ, what you now have in Christ, and what Christ has already accomplished for you by His death and resurrection…

GOD ALWAYS LEADS IN TRIUMPH

GOD ALWAYS LEADS IN TRIUMPH

Life is not a race without hurdles or challenges. However, the born-again believers are more than conquerors through Christ who loved them and who is living in them by His Spirit.

As a believer, you are born again as an overcomer. It is your birthright, heritage and destiny in Christ to live an overcoming, victorious, triumphant, prosperous and fulfilling life in this world. By reason of your spiritual union with Christ through the New Birth, the resounding victory of Jesus Christ through His death and resurrection is now your personal victory…

YOU ARE AN AMBASSADOR FOR CHRIST

YOU ARE AN AMBASSADOR FOR CHRIST

While the Kingdom of God is yet to be physically established on the earth, the Scripture teaches that the spiritual Kingdom of God is already on earth in its full glory and power. Where is it situated? Within every true believer!

The Kingdom of God which will eventually break and crush in pieces, overthrow and swallow up every other kingdom of this world is presently within you as a believer. What an unlimited divine power and glory you have within you! As a believer, God now dwells and reigns in your born-again spirit in His full power and glory…

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